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    • Brilliant opening and terrible endgame

      On Sunday, 16th of March 2014, I participated on my 2nd OTB tournament. The first one was 5+0 blitz, this time I competed in a 15+0 rapid tourney. Overall I'm happy with my performance, especially in the first part of the tounrament, when I had 2.... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Mar 18, 2014
      • | 872 views
      • | 17 comments
    • Best of 2013

      In this blog I will make a throw-back to the 2013. I chose 3 best games I've played in 2013, tried to annotate them a bit. Maybe it's also worthy to say that I also managed to play against GM Jure Škoberne in a simul a few months ago and it was a... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Jan 3, 2014
      • | 1263 views
      • | 16 comments
    • Blitz is always fun!

      Last week me and my friend (NewArdweaden on chess.com) were playing a couple of blitz games in high school's library where we have a very nice chess set. We decided to play 6 games with a time control of 3 minutes and 2 seconds increment for each ... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Nov 28, 2013
      • | 1008 views
      • | 22 comments
    • Quick draw or draw by 50-move rule?

      Recently I played 2 interesting games. One with a friend and one from a tournament here on the site. These 2 games were both drawn, but all you need to do is to spot it.  Some draws are obvious but others aren't. There's always a posibility for ... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Oct 1, 2013
      • | 629 views
      • | 8 comments
    • My top 3 Online Chess games in 2012

      Hello! This blog is about my Online Chess on chess.com in 2012, where I managed to play more than 500 games (Team matches, tournaments, "Let's Plays" and so on) & also, my rating went over 2000! However, I have chosen my top 3 games - to prese... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Jan 11, 2013
      • | 1469 views
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    • My first OTB tournament

      Unfortunately, it was 5|0 blitz. I frequently play blitz games with my friends, but most of the times it's with an increment of 2 or 3 seconds. However, the tournament was dedicated to Vasja Pirc (1907-1980), Slovenian chess player. For more info... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Dec 28, 2012
      • | 1738 views
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    • Preparing matches

      Aproximately a month ago, me and a friend decided to play some 10|5 matches to prepare ourselves for the rapid tournament. However, most of the time we play 1|2 bullet or 3|2 blitz.So, we also recorded all our games. You can find the games on Yout... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Oct 27, 2012
      • | 1216 views
      • | 11 comments
    • Don't play when you are upset!

      Today (almost yesterday, it's very late here) I lost 2 games. OK, I got 0,5 out of possible 2 points. But for me I lost both games, especially because I was winning! I will show you some of these different types, which can make you upset. I got a... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Aug 25, 2012
      • | 1108 views
      • | 12 comments
    • 3|2 Blitz Series: Game 1/16

      Before I start with the blitz, I would like to say I support Garry Kasparov at his fight in Russia. However, let's take a look at the following blitz game, which was played long time ago, when me and my friend started the series of 16 blitz games... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Aug 18, 2012
      • | 1240 views
      • | 9 comments
    • Final game (15|0)

      Last school year, three students make up an event. Class Chess Championship. Because there were just 3 suitable mates in class, who could play chess "well", we set up a round robin tournament (is it?). Everyone played other two just once. There we... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Aug 14, 2012
      • | 685 views
      • | 6 comments